Eight Black River Technical College students were awarded scholarships by the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) on Feb. 18 at Word Baptist Church in Jonesboro.
ASPSF awarded scholarships to 64 single parents pursuing associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and skilled-trade certificates across Northeast Arkansas.
The scholarships awarded to BRTC students included: nursing student Brooke Lenderman of Paragould; nursing student Kara Moore of Jonesboro; education student Chuck Kirkindall of Jonesboro; nursing student Danielle Parker of Maynard; nursing student Dashawna Mason of Paragould; nursing student Edna Johnson of Paragould; nursing student Kuiana Wells of Paragould; and nursing student Sequoia I of Walnut Ridge.
“It’s an honor to have been chosen as an Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship recipient,” said Kirkindall.
Flexible scholarships of up to $1,200 from ASPSF helps low-income single parents pay for the biggest financial obstacles in obtaining a degree that leads to a career with family-supporting wages. Monetary aid is paired with mentoring, financial instruction, and career coaching.
Since 1990, the nonprofit has distributed more than $35 million in scholarships across the state. In 2022 alone, the Northeast Region awarded nearly $153,900,000 in scholarships to 99 single parents, who showed their children that higher education is within reach. This investment not only strengthens communities with viable economic impact but also emboldens entire families to imagine a brighter future.
For more information about Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, contact ASPSF Program Manager Carrie Allen at email@example.com or 870-345-4681.